One thing has been bugging me a lot lately about the Dock. I keep my most frequent applications right out in front of me in my dock, and I stuck in the Applications folder on the right side (along with others). Here's the issue, when I need to use that odd application I right click the Apps folder in my dock, and I wait close to 20 to 30 seconds for the contextual menu to pop up due to the loading of the icons. I have a bunch of odds and ends apps that I rarely use but once in awhile *do* need. I have tried in the past to turn off the icons next to the application names, but that makes it take longer to visually recognize the app I want. Is there a way to tweak the dock to make it open with the icons missing next to the applications but slowly loads them as it can? This way I can still open the menu fast and it loads the icons in real time. Apple File Sharing does a similar thing. When I connect to my G5 and say, go to its apps folder, first I get the whole list of applications with generic icons then it slowly loads the icons over the network, letting me find the app or file I need while it loads them. I really wish Apple would apply that same thing to the dock menus that open for folders. Sure it isn't a problem if you frequently open your folders, it gets cached to memory, but I *rarely* use them, so it almost never stays cached. The same problem goes for the bookmarks menu, Safari pauses for a long while as it loads all the favicons. It just makes my iBook feel slow and even my dual G5 feel slow.